Resource Description and Access RDA Blog Revision

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Resource Description and Access RDA Blog Revision: RDA Blog has undergone some major revisions.

  • RDA Blog has moved to HTTPS from HTTP 
  • Formatting Changes in RDA Blog posts and Pages 
  • References in Resource Description and Access RDA Blog 
  • RDA FAQ - Resource Description and Access Frequently Asked Questions Revision
RDA Blog has moved to HTTPS from HTTP

Resource Description and Access RDA Blog is now even more secure. RDA Blog has enabled HTTPS. The URL has moved to

HTTPS has become a web-standard & one of those practices that every webmaster should follow. HTTPS is great for the security of data as it encrypts the data transferred between users & a website. Especially it protects them from common hacking practices such as data sniffing & man-in-the-middle-attack. 

There are three main benefits to using HTTPS instead of HTTP to access RDA Blog:
  • It helps check that your visitors open the correct website and aren’t being redirected to a malicious site.
  • It helps detect if an attacker tries to change any data sent from Blogger to the visitor.
  • It adds security measures that make it harder for other people to listen to your visitors’ conversations, track their activities, or steal their information.
Formatting Changes in RDA Blog posts and Pages

Formatting of some Resource Description and Access RDA Blog posts and pages are changed to give a uniform look. Following are the RDA Blog pages who has undergone major formatting revisions:
References in Resource Description and Access RDA Blog

Starting from May 10, 2016, articles in Resource Description & Access (RDA) or RDA Blog will follow the reference formats as used by articles in the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences (ELIS). [Exception being the items in RDA Bibliography].

RDA FAQ - Resource Description and Access Frequently Asked Questions Revision

RDA FAQ page is thoroughly revised. We are in a process of revising RDA Blog posts. The important posts are compiled in the RDA FAQ.


Resource Description and Access Frequently Asked Questions (RDA FAQ) is an initiative of Resource Description & Access (RDA) (or RDA Blog) to compile a list of questions people ask about RDA. Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about Resource Description and Access (RDA) are given from the articles of RDA Blog in abbreviated form with links to the main articles. As RDA continue to be developed, questions and answers will be added and revised from time to time.

Some of the answers to questions are taken from Glossary of Library and Information Science of Librarianship Studies and Information Technology blog, which is a partner blog of RDA Blog. Both of these blogs are authored by Salman Haider.

Resource Description & Access FAQ

  • What is RDA?
  • Why is it necessary to issue a brand new standard?
  • What are the benefits of RDA? / Why is RDA needed?
  • What are the foundations of RDA? / What are FRBR, FRAD, and FRSAD? What are their relationship to RDA? / How does RDA relate to the Statement of International Cataloguing Principles (ICP)?
  • Who developed RDA?
  • How can I access RDA? / Who publishes RDA? / What is RDA Toolkit?
  • What is the difference between RDA Toolkit and RDA?
  • What does RDA Toolkit include?
  • How often will RDA Toolkit be updated?
  • What does RDA cost?
  • What is RDA Blog or Resource Description & Access (RDA) blog?
  • Who is responsible for the ongoing development of RDA?
  • What is the process of suggesting changes to RDA?
  • When was RDA released?
  • When was RDA implemented?
  • What needs to be done to implement RDA in individual libraries?
  • Has OCLC released a policy statement on RDA?
  • What is the structure of RDA?
  • What are RDA Core Elements?
  • What are Alternatives Options & Exceptions in RDA?
  • What is LC-PCC PS?
  • Where are RDA Examples?
  • Can a record cataloged by the RDA standard be readily identified?
  • What differences will I see in my MARC records?
  • Does RDA focus on the recording of data, the presentation of data, or both?
  • Is ISBD punctuation required in RDA?
  • Why aren’t GMDs (general material designations) in RDA?
  • What are the guidelines for Undifferentiated Personal Names in RDA Cataloging?
  • How to Give Date of Publication Distribution Copyright in RDA & MARC 21?
  • How to to Record Name of Publisher in RDA AACR2 & MARC 21?
  • How to Transcribe Place of Publication in RDA & AACR2 & MARC 21?
  • Where are the Links to Important RDA Blog Posts on Recording Production Publication Distribution Manufacture Statements and Dates in RDA and MARC 21 Field 264?
  • What are the Featured Categories of RDA Blog?
  • Where is the RDA History Timeline?

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Author: Salman Haider [Revised 2016-05-14 | Written 2016-05-14]

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